October 4, 2013

On October 3, 2013 at 11:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 10 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein. Upon arrival, officers arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, age 21, of Oelwein on charges of Enhanced Public Intoxication and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree both Aggravated Misdemeanors.

On October 3, 2013 at 10:03 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a request for officers at a residence in the 200 block of 2nd Ave SE in Oelwein for a domestic disturbance. Upon investigation, Officers arrested Ruben James Hernandez Jr, age 49, of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 100 block County Line Rd. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 6:12 p.m. on October 3, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.


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Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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